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HILLSONG BRINGS THE WORLD TOGETHER WITH SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE OF NINE ALBUMS IN NINE LANGUAGES SEPT. 18TH

The Global Project Partners With Ministries Across Asia, South America And Europe




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
August 23, 2012

23 August 2012 - Nashville, Tenn - EMI Christian Music Group announces the release of Hillsong's The Global Project. Partnering with ministries across Asia, South America, and Europe, Australia's Hillsong Church has broken language and cultural barriers to produce The Global Project, a collection of Hillsong's most impactful songs recorded in nine languages. The nine albums will simultaneously release across the world on September 18th.

The Global Project aims to unite the body of Christ, break down denominational, cultural and geographical barriers and bring churches and ministries from different cultures together. The Global Project will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin, Indonesian, German, French, Swedish as well as Russian.

Well-known Hillsong anthems, "Mighty to Save" and "Hosanna," as well as newer songs such as "God Is Able" from last year's release of the same name, have been played by churches across the globe, but never before have Christians of so many cultures been able to listen to the recordings in their own tongue.

"We are directed to 'go into all the world' and as a church we are committed to proclaiming Christ for the entire planet," shares Hillsong worship pastor, Reuben Morgan, about the motivation for the project. "There is something powerful about singing a song in your own language. God cares about all people in all nations and it was a privilege to work with so many great people and churches who are passionately bringing truth and hope to their countries."

The Hillsong worship team performs on each of the albums, but the local vocalists in the nine countries provide vocals in their respective languages. Worship leaders in the participating countries believe The Global Project makes a significant statement to the world, such as Sidney Mohede, worship leader at JPCC True Worshippers in Indonesia. "As part of the global Church, there is no better time than now to show that the more we are united in love, the more the world sees our Christ," Mohede said.

GRAMMY® Award-winning Spanish recording artist Pastor Marcos Witt echoed the sentiments. "Hillsong has been a force of God on the earth to bring refreshing and renewal to believers everywhere. They've reignited our passion for Christ using ingenious creativity."

The Global Project is at the heart of Hillsong Church's vision. Senior Pastor of Hillsong, Brian Houston exclaims, "We exist to champion the cause of local church." For more information, please visit Hillsong.com.

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About Hillsong LIVE:
Hillsong LIVE is the congregational expression of worship from Hillsong Church - a global church with local expressions. Their music captures the heart and sound of Hillsong Church globally and represents the coming together of the Hillsong worship team from around the world; including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston and many more. Since 1992, Hillsong LIVE has resourced the local church and received gold and platinum album status multiple times, writing such well known worship songs as "Shout To The Lord", "Inside Out", "Hosanna", "The Stand" and "Mighty to Save," which was awarded the 2009 Dove for Worship Song of the Year. The Hillsong brands have sold more than 12 million albums.

About Hillsong Church:
In August 1983, Brian and Bobbie Houston founded the Hills Christian Life Centre in the Hills District of Sydney, Australia. It has grown from a congregation of 45 to what is said to be the largest local church in Australian history. It has now expanded to be a global church with local expressions in significant cities; with churches in Australia, London, New York, Paris, Cape Town, Stockholm, Germany, Kiev, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Each week, tens of thousands of people across the globe call Hillsong Church 'home' and the reach, impact and influence of this local congregation is seen across many nations.

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